| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
On the eve of the first City Hall hearing on the plan to rehab the aging but iconic Wrigley Field, Ald. Tom Tunney spelled out his list of demands.
Wrigleyville’s alderman sent a letter to the Cubs on Wednesday saying that if the organization...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Pat Byrnes, who may or may not wind up as a stay-at-home dad in Springfield, is currently balancing the care-taking duties for his two lovely young daughters with the promotional chores surrounding the publication of his insightful, funny and charming...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.”
That philosophy apparently does not...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Environmentalists came to City Hall on Tuesday to support a proposal to ban plastic bags at Chicago stores, a move retailers say will hurt businesses unless they charge shoppers up to 10 cents for each paper bag that's used instead.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
| Jun 24, 2013
Chicago's red-light camera program would cost taxpayers more and would rely on radar guns under one of seven bid proposals quietly under review by City Hall in its effort to replace the scandal-scarred company that holds the current contract.
| Jun 14, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration faces a monumental crisis.
His city is short on cash, and City Hall is short on love.
But there is a way for him to solve his problems — to fill the city's coffers and also bring him the hugs of...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended accepting tens of thousands of dollars in political donations from hotel developers who need the approval of his administration for their projects.
Emanuel said he embraces the support he's received from the hotel...
| Apr 5, 2013
The Markham Roller Rink was past its prime.
The clout-heavy owner struggled to make money and failed to make needed repairs, records show. The rink's appraised market value sat at about half a million dollars — and that was before the real...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business.
The donations linked to a company that uses...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:53 PM
L.A. City Council members voted to invite private operators to submit bids to run the downtown Convention Center, handing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a major victory....
| Apr 10, 2013
Jim Reynolds, who grew up in Englewood and is among this city's business elite, always has known that side of Chicago.
He also knows the jolt that comes when someone, especially someone who has grown up here, first has their eyes opened and the city's...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:43 PM
There are few ad men in the world of politics who are better at getting free publicity than Republican strategist Fred Davis. During Carly Fiorina’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in California, he got tens of thousands of views for his......